May/June 2013

Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, Greta Gerwig profiled, Quentin Tarantino vs. John Ford, Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio, Dennis Hopper, Alain Resnais, Rob Zombie, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell, Peter de Rome, Roger Ebert eulogy, Jules Dassin's 10:30 P.M. Summer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Philippe Grandrieux's White Epilepsy, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

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BEFORE MIDNIGHT
By Phillip Lopate
The going gets tough in part three of Linklater’s collaborative adventure

GRETA GERWIG
By Amy Taubin
Will Frances Ha turn this indie it-girl into a star at last?

QUENTIN TARANTINO VS. JOHN FORD
By Kent Jones
Responding to the condemnation of the director of The Searchers by the director of Django Unchained

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
By Chris Darke
A horror-movie sound technician cracks up in this psychodrama freakout

DENNIS HOPPER
By Howard Hampton
Channeling his id and challenging the establishment, American cinema’s iconic outlaw went to the brink—and came back

ALAIN RESNAIS
By Joan Dupont
The venerable French cinema master discusses You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet and takes a stroll down memory lane

ROB ZOMBIE
By Nathan Lee
The director of The Lords of Salem stays true to horror’s roots

STORIES WE TELL
By José Teodoro
Actor and director Sarah Polley goes looking for the elusive truth of her family’s history

PETER DE ROME
By Maitland McDonagh
On the cusp of the porn era, a gay filmmaker’s playful shorts inadvertently led the way

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S LETTER

OPENING SHOTS
News, Hot Property: Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn by Nicolas Rapold, Alex Cox’s 10,000 Ways to Die: John Huston’s Fat City, Site Specifics: Vine by Violet Lucca, Trivial Top 20®: Oldest Directors, Restoration Row

FADE OUT
Roger Ebert by David Bordwell

ENCORE
Jules Dassin’s 10:30 P.M. Summer by Robert Horton

SOUND & VISION
Philippe Grandrieux’s White Epilepsy by Violet Lucca and Gordon Matta-Clark by Chris Chang

CRITICS’ CHOICE
Eight critics rate 25 new releases

FESTIVALS
Berlin by Olaf Möller and SXSW by Leah Churner

SCREENINGS
Much Ado About Nothing by Geoffrey O’Brien, Sightseers by Graham Fuller, Augustine by David Zuckerman, Sun Don’t Shine by Dan Sullivan, Laurence Anyways by Violet Lucca, The Bling Ring by Kent Jones

SHORT TAKES
American Mary by Laura Kern, Dirty Wars by Nicolas Rapold, The East by Laura Kern, Fill the Void by Chris Chang, The Iceman by Chris Chang, I’m So Excited! by Nicolas Rapold

HOME MOVIES
Shoah by J. Hoberman, China Gate by Chuck Stephens, Pierre Etaix by Patrick Friel, The Magic Christian by Violet Lucca, Tormented by Grady Hendrix, French Masterworks: Russian Émigrés in Paris 1923-1929 by Aaron Cutler, Hemel by Sarah Mankoff, The Thief of Bagdad by Meredith Slifkin, Experiment in Terror by Peter Tonguette, Peter Pan by David Filipi

READINGS
Glenn Frankel’s The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend by Robert Horton, Philippe D. Mather’s Stanley Kubrick at LOOK Magazine: Authorship and Genre in Photojournalism and Film by Jonathan Robbins, Curtis Harrington’s Nice Guys Don’t Work in Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business by Nicolas Rapold, Nancy K. Peardon’s Marlon Brando: A Memoir by Violet Lucca

CLOSING SHOTS
Who’s who at recent Film Society events